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October 18, 2019

Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, if proper mind set is applied we can create wealth from such waste, stated Minister for Science and Technology Shri Michael Lobo at Saligao today.


The Minister was addressing the Heads of Departments and stake holders after inaugurating a workshop on Environment Friendly Handling and Recovery Construction and Demolition Waste in Goa, organized by the Goa Waste Management Corporation in collaboration with SINTEFF, CPWD and IL&FS Academy of Applied Development at Goa Waste Management Corporation building at Saligao.


Others present on the occasion were Shri Henrik Width, Deputy
Consul General Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Mumbai, Dr. Christian J. Engelsen, Senior Scientist, SINTEFF, Dr. Gaurav Bhatiani, COO, II & FS and Dean of II & FS Academy and Shri Levinson Martins, Managing Director, Goa Waste Management Corporation.


Speaking further the Minister said, to keep, Goa clean and green, the work of sewerage plants at Baiguinim and Cacora has to be taken up on priority. Focusing on clean Goa concept the Minister said, the waste such has household waste, restaurant waste, construction waste, waste from hotels, building and colonies have to be treated on priority; this can be possible only if Baiguinim and Cacora plants gets operated. People shouldn’t oppose for such clean, green and environmental friendly projects as it help to maintain clean image of state all over the globe, which attracts tourist in large numbers, he added.


Speaking further Shri Lobo said, there is no waste in other countries, as they call it as energy. Such positive approach has to be build in the mindset of Goans for which he said SINTEFF will provide good solution on dry wastes that we see all over in Goa.


Earlier Shri Levinson Martins, Managing Director, Goa Waste Management Corporation welcomed the guests and Dr. Gaurav Bhatiani proposed vote of thanks.


Various sessions by eminent personalities were held on Technical, operational and environmental aspects, Business and policy aspects and on Standards and quality control during the daylong workshop.